Fire danger closes parks

Date posted: 05 January 2018

National parks and reserves in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Upper South East and Lower South East fire ban districts will be closed on Saturday, 6 January 2018, due to significant fire danger conditions forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Director Regional Programs Grant Pelton said the closures would begin at 12.01am and be in place until 11.59pm.

“We are closing parks in a number of fire danger districts in the interests of public safety during the predicted bushfire risk,” Mr Pelton said.

“Those people already in the park will be requested to leave for the day by 9.00am.

“They should check their bushfire survival plans and head to the nearest bushfire safer place until the risk reduces.”

The following parks and reserves are closed, including Belair State Flora Nursery, Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Mount Lofty Summit, Waterfall Gully:

Adelaide Metro

Cobbler Creek RP, O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park.

Mount Lofty Ranges

Exception: Granite Island RP.

Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary – Winaityinaityi Pangkara NP, Aldinga Scrub CP, Angove CP, Anstey Hill RP, Belair NP (including the State Flora Nursery), Black Hill CP, Blackwood Forest RP, Brownhill Creek RP, Bullock Hill CP, Charleston CP, Cleland CP (including Waterfall Gully and Mount Lofty Summit), Cleland Wildlife Park, Coorong NP, Cox Scrub CP, Cox Scrub CR, Cromer CP, Cudlee Creek CP, Currency Creek GR, Deep Creek CP, Eric Bonython CP, Eurilla CP, Finniss CP, Giles CP, Greenhill RP, Gum Tree Gully CP, Hale CP, Hesperilla CP, Horsnell Gully CP, Kaiserstuhl CP, Kenneth Stirling CP, Kyeema CP, Mark Oliphant CP, Montacute CP, Morialta CP, Mount Billy CP, Mount George CP, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Mount Magnificent CP, Mylor CP, Myponga CP, Newland Head CP, Nixon - Skinner CP, Onkaparinga River NP, Para Wirra CP, Porter Scrub CP, Port Gawler CP, Pullen Island CP, Sandy Creek CP, Scott CP, Scott Creek CP, Shepherds Hill RP, Spring Mount CP, Stipiturus CP, Sturt Gorge RP, Talisker CP, The Knoll CP, Totness RP, Waitpinga CP, Warren CP, Wiljani CP, Yulte CP.  

Mid North

Exception: Martindale Hall CP.

Caroona Creek CP, Clements Gap CP, Hopkins Creek CP, Mimbara CP, Mokota CP, Pandappa CP, Red Banks CP, Spring Gully CP.

Upper South East

Exception: Coorong NP – park closed but beach campers are to remain in campsites until 6pm.

Aberdour CP, Bangham CP, Bool Lagoon GR, Bunbury CR, Christmas Rocks CP, Custon CP, Geegeela CP, Gum Lagoon CP, Hardings Springs CR, Kelvin Powrie CP, Martin Washpool CP, Messent CP, Mount Boothby CP, Mount Monster CP, Mud Islands GR, Padthaway CP, Pine Hill Soak CP, Poocher Swamp GR, Salt Lagoon Islands CP, Wolseley Common CP.

Lower South East

Exception: Coorong NP – park closed but beach campers are to remain in campsites until 6pm.

Baudin Rocks CP, Beachport CP, Belt Hill CP, Bernouilli CR, Big Heath CP, Browns Bay CP, Bucks Lake GR, Butcher Gap CP, Calectasia CP, Canunda NP, Carpenter Rocks CP, Desert Camp CP, Desert Camp CR, Dingley Dell CP, Douglas Point CP, Ewens Ponds CP, Fairview CP, Furner CP, Glen Roy CP Gower CP, Grass Tree CP, Guichen Bay CP, Gum Lagoon CP, Hacks Lagoon CP, Hanson Scrub CP, Jip Jip CP, Kungari CP, Lake Frome CP, Lake Hawdon South CP, Lake Robe GR, Lake St Clair CP, Little Dip CP, Lower Glenelg River CP, Mary Seymour CP, Mount Scott CP, Mullinger Swamp CP, Naracoorte Caves NP, Nene Valley CP, Paranki Lagoon CP, Penambol CP, Penguin Island CP, Penola CP, Piccaninnie Ponds CP, Reedy Creek CP, Talapar CP, Tantanoola Caves CP, Telford Scrub CP, Tilley Swamp CP, Vivigani Ardune CP, Woakwine CP.

* CP = Conservation Park CR = Conservation Reserve GR = Game Reserve NP = National Park RP = Recreation Park RR = Regional Reserve WPA = Wilderness Area

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